News briefs:July 30, 2006

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The time is 18:00 (UTC) on July 30th, 2006, and this is Audio Wikinews News Briefs.

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Israel strike kills more than 50 civilians in Qana[edit]

Lebanon

In the deadliest single incident in the ongoing Israel-Hezbollah conflict, an Israeli airstrike demolished a four story building in the village of Qana in southern Lebanon, and according to the Red Cross, at least 56 displaced civilians, about 37 of them children, who were sheltering there, were killed.


Australian PM mobbed by anti-Israel protesters[edit]

Australia

Australian Prime Minister John Howard was mobbed by protesters in Perth, Western Australia on Saturday, angry at the stance he has taken on the recent conflicts in the Middle East.


Gay teens assaulted and fined by police in Romania[edit]

Romania

Two gay teens were fined and assaulted by police on 27 July at around 23:30 after cuddling, holding hands and kissing in a public park in Bucharest, Romania.


Charles Kennedy rejects leadership allegations[edit]

United Kingdom

Charles Kennedy, who stepped down as leader of the British Liberal Democrats party this January, is planning a fresh campaign for his old job, according to today’s News of the World. But Mr Kennedy, who resigned after admitting he had problems with alcohol, has dismissed such reports.


Cassini photographs possible lakes on Saturn's moon, Titan[edit]

space

Cassini, an European and United States space probe, has taken pictures of what appear to be lakes on the surface of Saturn's moon, Titan. If the findings are confirmed, then Titan will be the only other planetary mass, other than Earth, to have liquid lakes on their surfaces.


James Bond set at Pinewood Studios destroyed by fire[edit]

movies

It has been confirmed by firefighters that the James Bond stage at Pinewood Studios has been destroyed by fire.


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